Long time to prepare; short time to consume. Ahhh...such is Thanksgiving. In breaking with old habits, I elected to put the turkey in a little early and carve it up prior to my guests viewing the beautiful golden brown bird. I did the same with the ham. Those two tasks went a long way toward smoothing out the hard edges.
Everything was delicious, though at several times during the day I believed that the cooking gods were conspiring against me. I also managed to NOT have a sink full of dishes upon company's arrival.
I hope that you had a nice Holiday.